Contract for Deed Prevalence Study
This is a past project.
The Justice Center and the LBJ School of Public Affairs completed a major study for the Texas Legislature on the use of contracts for deed in Texas colonias. The study estimated the number of outstanding contracts for deed and examined title irregularities associated with informal land sales and intestate inheritance. Faculty and students conducted more than 1300 in-person interviews with colonias residents in seven border counties and three counties in Central Texas.
The project was funded by a grant from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Gandara, Ricardo. “Informal contracts still put many Texas homeowners at risk, UT study shows.” Austin American Statesman 21 October 2012